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Alberta's Only Gathering of Social Venture Leaders! (July 6-8, 2022)

June 01, 2022

The wait is finally over, Social Venture Institute: Banff is back on this year from July 6-8!

It's a gathering of the best social venture leaders from across Alberta and beyond. Leaders like Rachel (pictured), founder of Hope Cleaning, who has employed over 60 women coming out of vulnerable situations, domestic violence or exploitation in Calgary, will be there.

This year’s offering will take place at the world famous Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. This is a very special opportunity to network and connect with over 100 mission-driven leaders who are committed to generating positive impact through social venture.



SVI: Banff is highly interactive, with a strong focus on peer-to-peer learning. Throw into the mix lots of nature, art, a one-of-a-kind community, delicious food, incredible speakers and tons of learning, this ain't your typical, boring business conference! All the rejuvenation and beauty you'd get from a retreat, but with the practical knowledge and connections to actually implement your new found inspiration.

Deadline to apply is June 3. We anticipate selling out, like we have every other year. So apply soon.

The past couple of years have been intense. There’s no better time than now to get inspired, to reflect, and to reconnect in your purpose, with the grounding energy of the Rockies.

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